The Molecular Basis for Immunology Meets the Electronic Basis for Scientific DiscoveryMark D. Zabel*
College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, United States
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- Mark D. Zabel
College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
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Received Date: April 21, 2016; Accepted Date: April 23, 2016; Published Date: April 28, 2016
Citation: Zabel MD (2016) The Molecular Basis for Immunology Meets the Electronic Basis for Scientific Discovery. J Mol Immunol 1:e106.
Copyright: © Zabel MD.This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
As an immunology instructor, I and my colleagues that teach our undergraduate immunology course recommend and often use Janeway’s Immunology as a guide and reference textbook for the class. We refer to it as the “encyclopedia of immunology”, and it certainly is the most comprehensive and widely used textbook in undergraduate immunology courses nationwide. It provides a great overview of the human immune system, and is a great reference tool for a basic understanding of human immunology on a whole organismal and system level. It even offers some pretty comprehensive details on cellular immunity. However, for more detailed, integrated information on cellular and molecular immunology, I prefer Abbas, Lichtman and Pober’s Cellular and Molecular Immunology. It focuses primarily and the cellular, and especially the molecular, mechanisms of immunity.